|Originally posted by hissy
Also for our Canadian friends, I wonder what they think when they learned their Premier got busted for driving drunk?
Hissy, there are 13 Premiers in Canada, one for each Province. The person you are referring to is Gordon Campbell the Premier of British Columbia. Just showing you to take note that there are many Premiers.
It would be the same as if I said back to you: I wonder what my U.S. friends think when 'their' Governor got arrested. As you can see, there would be confusion unless you specified which Governor rather than unknowingly sounding like there is only one.
In Ontario, it was a story that was mentioned on the day it happened. Since then there is not much discussion, since war and the economy are the top headliners. But I am sure that in Mr. Campbell's Province of British Columbia, it is a bigger story.
Even though Canada has 13 Provinces, Canada is seen in the media as having 4! The West, Ontario, Quebec and The Maritimes. Ontario is seen and hated by many other provinces because of the political and economic worlds revolve around this province. As a result, other provinces feel they do not get a fair shake since Ontario is seen to be the place of power.
That's my lesson for today. Come back next week, when we discuss the burning issue: Should Quebec separate from the rest of Canada?